MSW Indigenous specialization

Students studying within the Indigenous Specialization bring a strong sense of commitment to Indigenous knowledge, social justice and anti-oppressive social work practice.  Indigenous pedagogical approaches include students studying in conjunction with diverse Elders, cultural leaders, community and ceremonial practices.

Pedagogies are fundamentally rooted within Indigenous histories, storying, identities and epistemologies. A strong focus of student learning is inclusive of historical and current social justice movements.  The program is guided by the School’s
Mission Statement and the Program Objectives.

The Indigenous Specialization curriculum is reflective of traditional knowledges and identities; including culturally relevant practices such as decolonization, healing approaches and Indigenous rights. Upon completion of the MSWI, students are readily promoted into a variety of leadership positions within agencies, communities or nations.